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Explore Copenhagen's most important landmarks aboard an open air, double-decker bus during this hop-on, hop-off tour. With a ticket that is valid for 24 hours, disembark at attractions like Amalienborg, Little Mermaid, Nyhamvn and Strøget. Spend as much or as little time as you like at each stop and enjoy a beautiful panoramic views of the city on the way. Listen to the audio tour in 8 different languages for engaging commentary on Copenhagen's history and culture.
When your cruise ship docks in port, make your way to the port gate to meet your bus. There are departures from the port every 10 to 20 minutes throughout the day. On board the bus, listen to recorded commentary in eight languages during the loop around the city. The bus stops at all Copenhagen highlights, including Strøget, Nyhamvn, the Little Mermaid statue, and Amalienborg.
Please see complete list of stops in the Itinerary section below.
Reviews by Viator travellers
, Aug 2019
Caught the bus tour at the train station after we deposited our bags at the end of a cruise.
I was a very informative tour and done at a leisurely speed.
We use the hop-on hop-off buses for any new city we are visiting to get an good overview of the city and to get a sense of what we would return to see for a longer time. Our ticket in Copenhagen was good for 72 hours + it offered a shuttle to the cruise terminal from the Little Mermaid stop. So convenient!
We took the red bus through Copenhagen. It as very fast and few got on or off at any one of the stops. The only longer stop was hen the driver took a break. The narration was absolutely terrible with loud elevator music playing and infrequent descriptions of the things we were seeing. The map did not even indicate what channel had the narration in which language, so I was not worth the money spent. The only benefit we got from it was a ride to and from our cruise ship through town to see things we didn't know we were seeing.
We thought it would help to reserve this before getting to Copenhagen. NO NEED!!! We had a very difficult time finding the red bus stopping points. There are so many different bus lines. It would of been easier to just wait and get the tickets. In fact, we ended up purchasing new tickets because of the inconvenience.
If it were possible to give this tour NO STARS I would do so. The tour offered by the RED BUSES route is nothing more than an expensive hotel shuttle. The bus as advertised picked us up yards from the ship. In fact there are 2 companies offering a Hop-on Hop-off tour, the one offered by Viator which is the Red Buses trip subject of this review and the city sightseeing company which seems more genuine according to fellow travellers. We got unto the Viator Red Buses bus which from the start seemed rather amateurish. The conductress failed to issue any headphones or map. When this was queried the driver announced we should tune into the tour commentary. This was banal and uninformative at best and ignores any information about sites we passed rather rapidly it must be said in favour of sparse comments about how many Danes cycle to work, the Danish Gender pay gap and similar generic social statistics. In between these sparse comments was an electronic music track which was loud and repetitive. The driver seemed more interested in stopping at hotels to pick up more unlucky punters than visiting the sites of Copenhagen. Finally my wife and I could take it no longer and alighted from the bus and explored what is a compact town on foot with more luck and interest. The final insult was a failure by this company to provide an adequate return shuttle to the ship. Outbound had been a double deck bus every 30 minutes, return was a single decker every hour. The maths are self explanatory resulting in long bad tempered queues and exasperated guests. PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS TOUR. VIATOR GET ANOTHER TOUR PROVIDER.
Our group can't really complain about this tour. We did not allow enough time to experience Copenhagen before getting to our cruise ship. Also, the weather was a little cool and that may have led to us aborting sooner than we had expected. The bus was fine and so was the driver, but we generally didn't think the route driven in Copenhagen did much to make the city seem great.....nor bad, either.
Since there're two ports sort of close to each other, it was confusing not for us but for the drivers. We asked them which one we were supposed to take since they were just identical buses, drivers acted careless and send us in the wrong bus. When we got to the wrong port it was one of the workers there who told us exactly what to do while the driver looked and acted annoyed. Will Not Ever book a tour with this company again. Yelp, here we come!
Our family had a good time with Red Buses in Copenhagen. They have 3 bus routes and a hop-on hop-off boat route that you can use to see the sites, depending on the ticket your purchase. We stayed mostly to the main route due to time constraints as we had to get back to our cruise ship. The bus was at the port when we arrived. We did sit on the bus for about 45 mins or so until there were enough people to start, but that wasn't a huge deal due to the routes not really opening until 9am. The company did offer a walking tour as well, at 2 and 4pm. We did the 2pm tour and my family was the only one on the tour, which turned out to be a great little tour of part of the city. To the company, I would suggest possibly moving one or both of these walking tours up to suit the cruise schedules better, if that is at all possible. My only complaint was that we almost missed our ship due to not being told to be at the Little Mermaid stop by 4pm. We actually were there at 4, but the other bus that transferred people back to the ship had already left it was a bus that made the loop back to the ships docked further away throughout the day. Luckily, the driver of the bus that brought us to the Little Mermaid was able to coordinate for the bus to come pick us back up and we made it to our ship 10 minutes before it left. So, I thank the drivers for making it work, but we were never told the last bus back was at 4pm, so the communicating that would have been ideal. But overall, the day was very nice and we had a great time exploring Copenhagen.